Populating a projects "Deployments" using "deploy_script" section in appveyor.xml

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Ben Hastings

14 Mar, 2019 12:27 PM


We're new users to Appveyor and are trying to create a configuration file which will run our tests on Windows & Linux and then deploy to an environment that isn't specified in Appveyors "Environments" section. Because we are deploying to http://pypi.org we need to use the deploy_script section rather than the deploy section.

Is there any way for us to populate the "deployments" section (see attached image) of our project?

Please see our current build script below

    # Windows w/64 bit Geo & python 3.6
    - APPVEYOR_BUILD_WORKER_IMAGE: Visual Studio 2017
      PYTHON: "C:\\Python36-x64"

    # Ubuntu - python 3
      PYTHON: "3.6"

stack: python %PYTHON%

  - python --version
  - cmd: set PATH=%PYTHON%;%PYTHON%\Scripts;%PATH%
  - python --version

build: off

  - python setup.py test

  - python --version
  # deploy.sh just does `twine upload` to deploy our project
  - sh: "bash -e deploy.sh"


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 14 Mar, 2019 03:50 PM

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    I'm not sure what you mean by 'an environment that isn't specified in Appveyors "Environments" section'.
    You mean you need to create one? That can be done with this API call and a deployment can be started to that environment with this API call.

  2. 2 Posted by Ben Hastings on 14 Mar, 2019 03:55 PM

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    I don't think I can create one that fits my needs. My deployment is just uploading my python package to pypi which I don't think is covered by any of Appveyors environment providers.

    For example, in https://www.appveyor.com/docs/api/environments-deployments/#add-env... the provider is "FTP" which is not what I need to do - and none of the other providers (WebDeploy, Amazon S3 etc) fit my needs.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 14 Mar, 2019 04:43 PM

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    If you do not want to do this deployment "inline" from the build itself, then the other alternative i would suggest is a deployment project.

    It may not be quite as nice as having your deployments tab in the same project but it is one way to have custom deployment scripts and keep deployments asynchronous/separate from builds.

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